ENJOY BODYWORK WITH NO PAIN
Mon through Sun
8a - 4p
after hours by request
Mon through Sun
8a - 4p
after hours by request
Trained at the National Holistic Institute of Massage and Health Education in Los Angeles, California.
State Certified - CATMC
National Board Certification - NCBTMB
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist
Additional Certified Training:
* Fascial Manipulation (Stecco Method)
* Cupping Treatments
Hospice Training - Heart Touch Project in Los Angeles, Ca
I enjoy working with a more specific clientele instead of the "general population". So I tend to select who I work with.
... a high attention to detail is important to have in a therapeutic practice that serves athletes, "office-warriors", seniors & and those with bodily injuries. I assist in keeping muscles and fascia 'pliable' before & after surgery and while you're in PT (physical therapy).
Once the muscles and connective tissues regain their pliability & flexibility...I introduce my clients to Essentrics excercise program which improves muscle and fascia elasticity, tone and joint mobility as well therapeutic Pilates movements that address your personal needs.
Neuromuscular Therapy is designed to offer very effective relief for muscular skeletal pain symptoms due to chronic pain, injury, postural dysfunction, stress, stiffness, aging and fatigue.
The technique of neuromuscular therapy involves a precise micro stretching of each muscle involved in the condition you are suffering from. No machines of any type are used.
Only the human touch is used in this technique.
Suffering from pain more times than not involves the “deeper muscles” as the cause of the problem. Throughout your body, there are areas where muscles lay on top of each other, sometimes 3 or 4 deep in layer. The 3rd or 4th layer many times is the culprit. It may possess trigger point activity, hyper contraction (extreme tightness), and inflammation. When this muscle becomes tight due to injury, stress, etc., it is now programmed to stay tight to protect the bones from further injury or the muscle itself from tearing. The tendency will be to become tighter as time goes on simply because it doesn’t know to stop tightening. The muscles are attached to bones by their tendons. Many muscles overlap a joint (two bones attached) and as a injured / stressed muscle tightens, it begins to tug on the two bones (the joint), which leads to pain in the joint (a symptom of arthritis), limited range of motion of the joint, muscular pain, trigger point pain in the muscle, tendon inflammation (tendonitis), swelling. This scenario can occur anywhere in the body where two bones articulate ( joint).
When Neuromuscular Therapy technique is applied to these “deeper muscles” the micro stretching which is very thorough begins to re-elongate these muscles and returns them to their full length, thus, removing the tug on the bones/joints and many times eliminating the inflammation and discomfort you were having. Range of joint motion always improves also.
When the human muscle/skeletal system is given the chance to unravel itself from a hyper contractive state, self healing is then given the opportunity to flush out the inflammatory toxicity. With this, wellness may be at hand.
What is connective tissue?
Connective tissue (or fascia) is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place. The tissue does more than provide internal structure; fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. When stressed, it tightens up. Although fascia looks like one sheet of tissue, it’s actually made up of multiple layers with liquid in between called hyaluronan. It’s designed to stretch as you move. But there are certain things that cause fascia to thicken and become sticky.
When it dries up and tightens around muscles, it can limit mobility and cause painful knots to develop.
Fascia-Related Muscle Pain and Stiffness
Healthy fascia is smooth, slippery and flexible. Factors that cause fascia to become gummy and crinkle up (called adhesion) include:
The benefits include:
Neuromuscular Therapists are trained to identify key areas where tension has built up and where muscles and fascia have tightened. As an NMT we are able to release areas of tension and if necessary give advice on appropriate stretches and exercises along with diet... to help with preventing the problems from reoccurring. Therapeutic Sports treatments have been shown to help enhance performance by preventing injury, promoting recovery and monitoring the condition of the tissues.
AND the work is "pain free" !
Call for your initial consultation (650) 645-0777
Hours 8a-4p Mon through Sun
Appointments needed "after normal" business hours can be made upon request and based on availability.